I love expensive make up but I really only have it if I'm lucky enough to receive it for my birthday or Christmas. So I'm often to be found in a chemist swatching products from the more affordable make up lines in the quest for a bargain which really works.
Make Up Under £5
I've made a quick review video which I've embedded below or you can hop over to Thrifty Telly on YouTube if that is easier for you, however I've given a short review of each of my current favourites below.
Collection 2000 - Skyscraper Mascara in Ultra Black £4.99
Jebus, I love this stuff. The brush has long bristles at one end and short at the bottom meaning you can really get in to the lower lashes and add to the top and outside lashes with real precision. It lengthens straight away but the precision brush really allows you to build up volume without looking clumpy. I've found the formula to be wet but not sloppy and it didn't feel drying throughout the day which is really important to me because my eyelashes tend to feel brittle by the end of the day and droop which leaves smudges under my eyes.
Elf - Eyelid Primer in Sheer £1.50
Do you have oily eyelids like me? Doesn't it make you feel beautiful and sexual huh? Mmmm greasy lids. Anyway,
NYC - Eyeshadow in I Love NY 917 £1.79
A great white/silver colour which is great added into the corner of my eyes to really open them up for a fresh, wide awake look. I've actually included this in my affordable make up giveaway.
Maybelline - Colour Tattoo 24 HR in Eternal Silver £4.99
I have these colour tattoos in 3 or 4 colours and I'm tempted to go out and buy them all and I'm really not that kind of person. They don't budge, the blend well, the look great packed on as a solid colour and also as a top shimmery colour. I can't get enough and use one every day.
Elf - Complexion Perfection £3.50
If you watch the video you'll see that I originally hated this product but now I love it. I have extreme redness on my face, always have and always will so I'm on a constant quest to find the perfect product to tame it some how. This isn't perfect but it certainly dulls it to an extent that my face doesn't look like a strawberry within half an hour of applying a face full of foundation.
Do you use cheap make up? Which brands do you love? What are your current favourites for under £5? Feel free to include links and mini reviews in the comments because I have Boots vouchers to spend.
P.S. How was the long weekend at your end?